The Columbus Minority Business Assistance Center

Empowering small and minority business across Central Ohio

“The Columbus Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC), hosted by the Columbus Urban League, is committed to the continued growth and development of minority, small & veteran owned businesses — the economic engine of strong cities, neighborhoods and families.”  — Melinda Carter, Executive Director Strategic Partnerships & Business Development

Mission: To advance business opportunities for minority and small disadvantaged business enterprises, and provide market access that leads to sustainable business relationships.

Services:

  • Technical Assistance
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Training
  • Financial Readiness Services
  • Identifying Access to Capital
  • Contract Assistance
  • Bonding Programs
  • Certification Assistance MBE/EDGE

Locations:

Columbus
Columbus Urban League
Huntington Empowerment Center
780 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Columbus, OH 43203

Athens
Ohio University Innovation Center
340 W. State Street
Athens, OH 45701

 

Hours:

– Office is open daily Monday through Friday 8:00 – 4:30 PM
– Closed between 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM for lunch
– Walk-ins are Welcome 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – No Fridays
– Counseling Services, By Appointment

 

MBAC Staff:


  • Melinda Carter
    Executive Director Strategic Partnerships & Business Development

 

 

 

 

 

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